Cookie banner

This site uses cookies. Select "Block all non-essential cookies" to only allow cookies necessary to display content and enable core site features. Select "Accept all cookies" to also personalize your experience on the site with ads and partner content tailored to your interests, and to allow us to measure the effectiveness of our service.

To learn more, review our Cookie Policy, Privacy Notice and Terms of Use.

clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Princess High Street

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

Princess-to-be Kate Middleton refused to let stylists dress her in designer clothing for the royal couple's official engagement photo, reports Fashionista. Instead, Middleton opted to wear her own Reiss dress from last year for the Mario Testino photoshoot. The dress allegedly cost £159 full price (about $230). Reiss will re-release the dress this January. What do you think of this move? On one hand, we admire Middleton's down-to-earthness. On the other hand, we're, like, hellooo she's going to be a princess and she's being photographed by Mario Testino and these photos are going to be plastered all over souvenirs from here until eternity, would it kill her to put on a luxury designer dress? [Fashionista]